Jellies bath toys stack, link and stick to tub walls for fun galore at bath time

08/27/16   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green toys

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Boon’s new Jellies are engaging toys that stick right to the bathtub wall in a way that will delight your toddler! These tiny and adorable jellyfish from the always clever folks at Boon, use super suction cup tentacle action to stick to all sorts of stuff including the tub, fridge and more. Not only do these little jellies stick to walls, they also link to each other so your tot can build cool shapes and structures while scrubbing up. There are nine tiny jellies per set, each of them BPA-free for non-toxic fun you can feel good about. Great for tots ages 12 months and up.

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+ Jellies $12.99

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Clever wooden chef toy teaches tots what's edible and inedible

08/26/16   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green toys

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Edible-Inedible is a fun wooden toy/game that helps young children learn about the different foods you can or shouldn’t eat. Consisting of seven pairs of discs with clever and cute illustrations of edible and inedible items on them, plus one hungry chef head, little ones get to sort the discs and attempt to feed them to the wide-mouthed chef. To make this game easier for very young tots, the inedible discs are slightly larger so that the chef will never agree to eat an inedible item! Some of the disc pairings include fish/fish bones, mushroom/poisonous mushroom, prawn/bug, sweet corn/maize and more! Made of birch plywood and child-friendly paints, this toy is safe fun all around and good for tots ages two years and up.

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+ Edible-Inedible 45,83 €

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Make the switch from plastic to stainless steel with mom-founded Kangovou feeding gear

08/26/16   filed under: baby feeding, food

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Bleebla sea themed toys will make a big splash with ocean loving tots

08/26/16   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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We’ve been impressed with Bleebla’s stylish toys for a long while, but now they’ve completed their Sea themed collection, and it’s set to make a big splash with tots. Both the sea themed Silhouette and their playful Stamp Box round out what was already a fun collection, but these particular toys are going to be a big hit with marine life loving kiddos! The “Silhouette” is a toy set that allows kids to travel imaginatively to the vastness of the sea horizon through 5 cork profiles that represent the contour of the landscape and 10 wooden sea-minded animals. The set is made of Portuguese agglomerated cork that’s FSC certified, plus European sycamore wood or European beech (both PEFC certified).

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American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

08/25/16   filed under: health & body, kids health, news, parenting

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One of the many things to do on the list of being a parent is monitoring the amount of sugar your kids are consuming. And it’s a tricky task to keep track of: sugars are hidden just about everywhere, including under all sorts of not-sugary-sounding names. The American Heart Association’s new guidelines have set a limit on suggested added sugar consumption: six teaspoons or 25 grams per day (and zero for kids under age two). If six teaspoons sounds like a lot, consider this: a tablespoon of ketchup has one teaspoon of sugar. One can of sugar-sweetened soda adds up to a whopping 10 teaspoons of added sugars. The average child in the U.S. is consuming double or even triple the recommended amount of daily added sugars, which could lead to issues including obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol. We know it’s tough to be the sugar police, especially when the other kids are pulling out lunches and snacks packed with this addictive substance. If your kiddo complains next time you put the kibosh on daily (or hourly sweet treats), just tell them it’s doctor’s orders. And the good news about starting to limit sugar now: a study last year showed that reducing sugars in children’s diets can improve their health in as little as ten days. Also, sorting out the sugar confusion (naturally occurring, such as those found in fruit, versus added) will get easier in July 2018: the U.S. will require food labels to differentiate between total sugars and added sugars.

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Free, fabulous, educational fun is at your fingertips with Mr. Printables

08/25/16   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, eco play, eco toddler, education, green education, green kids

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

08/25/16   filed under: craft, green design, green toys

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If you’re looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide range of beautiful and tiny toy houses and solar automobiles you build from scratch via a kit, then power them up. Litogami products are perfect as a stand alone decor item, toy addition to a play city or block set or can even be used as a creative nightlight in the nursery! Litogami solar kits are made of recycled or PEFC/FSC cardboard that’s 100% recyclable at the end of its life, plus these little kits are easy to build and decorate as you wish. The “solar-led module” enables the whole family to experiment with solar energy and to light the little house. To fill your house or car with light, simply place your built kit on the windowsill to charge the battery. Five hours of charging in sunlight results in five hours of lighting, and the solar capabilities automatically switch off when exposed to sunlight.

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Customize My Little Family dolls to look just like your clan

08/24/16   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green kids, green toys

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What could be more charming and entertaining for your child than having a set of dolls made in your family’s likeness to play with in his/her dollhouse and playroom? My Little Family Dolls may be fully customized to resemble the adults, children, babies and pets in your clan. You can choose their hair color and hairstyle, eye color, outfit and shoes, as selected from a huge variety of fabric choices. The soft, durable dolls are comprised of 100% organic cotton and hemp, and their designer fabric clothing is 100% cotton and free motion embroidered. When you order two or more dolls, they arrive in a handy drawstring bag to keep them safe and totally portable for myriad adventures. My Little Family Dolls would also make great gifts for children going back and forth between two homes, carrying a bespoke doll of mom, dad or siblings with them in both directions. These dolls would also be helpful for role playing to discuss feelings and resolve disputes. Once your child outgrows playing with the dolls, they’ll live on in perpetuity as darling keepsake decor. Note: there is a four week turnaround time for doll orders and they ship from Australia.

+ My Little Family Dolls $6.50-$20

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Candylab Toys' sleek wooden cars are a nod to the modernist vibe of the 1960s

Candylab Toys' sleek wooden cars are a nod to the modernist vibe of the 1960s

The Candylab story Candylab Toys was born out of the team’s desire to “revive the glamorous ’60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood…

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Animal-free milk is "sustainable, kind, delicious" & a moo-vement against factory farming

Animal-free milk is "sustainable, kind, delicious" & a moo-vement against factory farming

There are plenty of organic milk alternatives on the market. From almond to soy to hemp to homemade cashew milk, it’s not as if dairy avoiders and vegans don’t have a…

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Bitsies jewelry for kids teaches mini fashionistas how to be socially conscious consumers

Bitsies jewelry for kids teaches mini fashionistas how to be socially conscious consumers

My daughter loves draping herself in jewelry, but steering her away from most of the baubles that are geared towards kids (and often high in toxic chemicals like lead) means she raids…

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Dutch kids get to pedal their way to school on this awesome Bicycle School Bus

Dutch kids get to pedal their way to school on this awesome Bicycle School Bus

We’ve learned that Dutch children can build their own village in four days using teamwork, so it’s no surprise that the enterprising kids can also team up to power the…

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14 year-old transforms a 1974 Wilderness camper into a dreamy 'glamper'

14 year-old transforms a 1974 Wilderness camper into a dreamy 'glamper'

Young renovator Though she’s young, Ellie, shown above, had the maturity to impressively save up $500 worth of birthday and chore money in order to purchase the camper, which she…

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Win a Republic Bike Kids Cargo Bike (worth $349) in Inhabitots' back to school giveaway

Win a Republic Bike Kids Cargo Bike (worth $349) in Inhabitots' back to school giveaway

It’s almost time to head back to school — and what better way for your child to roll up to their first day of class than on this showstopping Kids Cargo Bike? We’ve…

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Recyclable DIY desk and chair set brings smiles to study time

Recyclable DIY desk and chair set brings smiles to study time

Eco-friendly, kid-sized furniture can be a pain because it’s expensive and your child will only use it for a short time in most cases. That’s why the recycled Miley DIY…

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Not having kids may be the best thing you can do for the environment

Not having kids may be the best thing you can do for the environment

Our mission at Inhabitots is to report on how to make more eco-friendly choices as a family — from how to stop using paper towels forever to doable and green family New…

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Women in Science book celebrates 50 fearless female pioneers who changed the world

Women in Science book celebrates 50 fearless female pioneers who changed the world

Encouraging girls and women to explore the world of STEM is a high priority in creating a gender equilibrium in this burgeoning field. A new book, Women in Science: 50 Fearless…

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Baltimore school deals with conflict by sending kids to the Mindful Moment Room instead of the principal's office

Baltimore school deals with conflict by sending kids to the Mindful Moment Room instead of the principal's office

What if elementary school kids began each day with a mindfulness breathing exercise, had the option of taking yoga classes, and were sent to a relaxing room to chill and re-center…

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